October 23, 2006 Subject:
About the 1943 film - Electronics At Work.
As a avid Electronic buff myself and seriously into tube technology - I recomend this as a basic film for the newcomer to tubes. It adds a nostalgic touch to today's technology and a bit of early history for the beginner. Most likely it was aimed at the secondary students of the day, who were studying electronics at school as a part of their physics class. Totally boring to the non-technical but to the tube collector an interesting slice of history.
July 19, 2006 Subject:
Electronics at Work
This is a very good elementary movie on the principles of the vacuum tube. If you every wanted to know how, why or what to use these Ã¢ÂÂvalvesÃ¢ÂÂ for this is the flick. Wish the Archive had more like itÃ¢ÂÂ¦.
A movie of yesteryear, for the modern man !!!
May 15, 2005 Subject:
Where's Jam Handy When you need him?
Very very dry film about all sorts of tubes and accessories and how they are put to use in society. Honestly, if you're not a science junkie, and you would be a HARD CORE science junkie, you would be bored silly by this film. All throughout it, as a matter of fact, I kept thinking how someone like Jam Handy could've had made this better (you know, have a parade etc). This was very blandly put together, and since I havent any other films by B.K. Blake Inc for Westinghouse, I'm sure they got the idea quite quickly as well.
March 12, 2005 Subject:
It's Just a Switch - But So Much More!
This quiet little B&W film from 1943 seems to be an introduction to the vacuum tube. It may have been shown to new Westinghouse defense plant employees who were going to be working with this new hi-tech device. The wartime mood is everpresent in the narrative, but I get the feeling this was not meant as an instructional film for one of the armed services technical schools, as it is pretty short on real detail. If you have any interest in WWII home front factory images or mid-20th century electronics technology presentations, this film is definitely recommended.